Then there is the dreaded "Press F6 to
install RAID drivers"
process when a floppy drive-less computer is having its Windows
operating system installed... Wouldn't it be so nice if those RAID drivers were
already integrated onto a customized Windows install CD?
And that's actually how the idea for this guide came
about. We needed to find a way to include the necessary disk controller drivers
in with the Windows operating system CD so that we could actually install the OS
on a computer using RAID, but lacking a floppy drive. Since we were doing that,
we figured we might as well add the rest of the necessary drivers in as well.
And since we're on a roll now, why not figure out how to install drivers from
scratch and perform a fully unattended
installation of Windows XP as well? We're going to take that concept one step further, and
examine how to introduce SATA and RAID drivers, and a few other things options
and drivers, into a customized unattended install Windows 2000 or XP boot
The goal is to help you create a bootable WinXP/2K
which not only contains the latest version of your operating system,
but also has any SATA/RAID drivers needed to install Windows and all the
necessary drivers Windows will need for your hardware. Not only that, once you
start the installation process it will install all of this automatically in
on go, without any input from the user. Grab a coffee, and let's get started!